1796 events in history

Feb 1 The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York
Feb 29 The Jay Treaty between the United States and Great Britain comes into force, facilitating ten years of peaceful trade between the two nations
Mar 9 Napoléon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais
Apr 4 Georges Cuvier delivers his first paleontological lecture at École Centrale du Pantheon of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle on living and fossil remains of elephants and related species, founding the science of Paleontology
Apr 13 The first elephant ever seen in the United States arrives from India
Apr 28 The Armistice of Cherasco is signed by Napoleon Bonaparte and Vittorio Amedeo III, the King of Sardinia, expanding French territory along the Mediterranean coast
May 10 First Coalition: Napoleon I of France wins a decisive victory against Austrian forces at Lodi bridge over the Adda River in Italy. The Austrians lose some 2,000 men
May 14 Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination
May 15 First Coalition: Napoleon enters Milan in triumph
Jul 11 The United States takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty
Jul 22 Surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company name an area in Ohio "Cleveland" after Gen. Moses Cleaveland, the superintendent of the surveying party
Aug 4 French Revolutionary Wars: Napoleon leads the French Army of Italy to victory in the Battle of Lonato
Sep 8 French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Bassano: French forces defeat Austrian troops at Bassano del Grappa
Sep 19 George Washington's Farewell Address is printed across America as an open letter to the public
Nov 17 French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Bridge of Arcole: French forces defeat the Austrians in Italy
Dec 19 French Revolutionary Wars: Two British frigates under Commodore Horatio Nelson and two Spanish frigates under Commodore Don Jacobo Stuart engage in battle off the coast of Murcia
Dec 31 The incorporation of Baltimore as a city